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Love Where You Live ~ Since the reopening across our county, we've encountered the pent up demand many predicted. Homeowners took the time to evaluate what is important to them and where they would like to shelter in place if needed again. Many listings are seeing multiple offers due to low inventory, sellers are taking this opportunity to list their home at a price they can be pleased with, and buyers are taking advantage of low-interest rates. We are seeing the usual interest from the Northeast states and Southeast Florida, along with increased interest now from Californians for a multitude of reasons.

 

So what say you? Are you in the property that makes you feel safe, secure, and refreshed? If not, contact us to discuss the value of your current property or current living situation so we can help you navigate the many choices available and make a smart decision for your lifestyle and finances. We sure Love Where We Live and want you to too!

-Barbara Schluraff

As always, it's our honor to serve you, please reach out with questions anytime!

 
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Easy fixes for features in that (near) perfect home

As you search for a house, you may find one that seems custom-made for you — except for a few features.

The good news? Many less-than-perfect features need not be deal breakers and can be brought up to your standards with minimal cost or effort. A short list of some of the easiest-to-fix elements of a home:

Cabinetry surfaces: If they’re sound but the finish is outdated, dark or too distressed, a paint job could be the answer. Also, cost-effective: Refacing them at about a third the cost of buying new.

Kitchen back-splashes: These are among the most common DIY projects. Options include everything from wood to stone to metal.

Outdated appliances: Replacing them with new models should be straightforward, and you may be able to negotiate price allowances.

Grungy carpeting: It usually can be easily ripped out and replaced with tile, wood, laminate or new carpeting.

Unappealing paint colors: A paint job should be relatively easy and cost-effective.

Light fixtures: Swapping out that orange plastic chandelier for something you like shouldn’t break the bank.

Popcorn ceilings: These can typically be scraped off and smoothed over with little fuss.

Beat-up wood floors: Hardwood floors can be refinished repeatedly and end up nearly as good as new.

Landscaping: Aside from trees, most elements can be dug up and rearranged without the need for special skills or equipment.

Fireplaces: Easy adjustments include painting brick, stone or tile and/or replacing the mantle.

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A quick recap of the Brevard County Residential Report for May 2020:

  • Closed Sales are down -34.7% for May 2020 in which the number of units closed was 716 compared to 1,096 in May 2019, with a decrease in cash sales of -46.3% compared to May 2019.
  • New Pending Sales are up +17.8% and New Listings are up +1.6%.
  • The Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes is up +4.5% to $250,000 compared to a year ago, which was $239,208.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is down -10% to 2.7 months, a decrease from 3.0 months in May 2019.
  • Traditional Sales are down -34.3%, with a median sales price of $251,500.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -40.7%, with 16 sales and a median sales price of $170,500.
  • Short Sale Closings are down -100% with no closed sales in May 2020 compared to 4 closed sales in May 2019.
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A quick recap of the Brevard County Townhouses/Condos for May 2020

  • Closed Sales are down -43.8% for May 2020 in which the number of units closed was 167 compared to 297 in May 2019, with a decrease in cash sales of -46.0% compared to May 2019.
  • New Pending Sales are down -1.1% and New Listings are down -8.8%.
  • Median Sales Price for Townhomes/Condos is down -10.2% to $168,000 compared to a year ago, which was $187,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is down -12.5% to 3.5 months in May 2020 from 4.0 months in May 2019.
  • Traditional Sales are down -43.8%, with a median sales price of $178,500.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -40.0%, with 3 sales and a median sales price of $105,000.
  • Short Sale Closings are unchanged at 0.0% with 0 closed sales in May 2020 compared to 0 closed sales in May 2019.
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As trained real estate professionals, we can help you get the results you want. From the very beginning, we will work together to define your needs and develop a plan for achieving your real estate goals. Throughout the process, we’ll keep those goals and your best interests in mind, and we’ll work hard to make sure all of your expectations are met. We won’t give up until the job is done to your satisfaction. When we work together, you can expect nothing less than the best. We have a history of satisfied customers, and I hope you’ll be next.

Give us a call today if you’re ready to get started.

 
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